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Pair of Root Carvings of Daoist Immortals

Ca: 18th/ 19th century


Ingeniously carved from curved and flattened rootwood that incorporates the natural forms into the sculpture.  With subtle enhancements that bring out the subject of the Immortal figures.
The wood, of beautiful tone and texture. 
Each mounted on separate wood bases.
Heights with bases: 9 and 9 1/2 inches ( 22.5 and 24 cms)

The figures are reminiscent in style to 17th and 18th century soapstone carvings that were sent to Europe and featured in the Kunstkammers of the major collectors of the time.

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